June 21 marks the transition into Summer and the start of a season of fullness and positive, focused energy with the potential of great awakening. The progress of the sun throughout the year symbolizes the process of attaining enlightenment, and the summer solstice is the final climax of this journey as the day of most light in the year. As the sun reaches its full height in the sky, we are reminded of the heights we are able to achieve when we tap into the energy of connection to the disciplined, spiritual self (winter), the compassionate, receptive self (spring), and the full, loving self (summer).
As one continues on the path of yoga and conscious living, through its many offerings, we may find greater facility to maintain the connection to strength of spirit, sources of inspiration, and faith rooted in love. While we may hear ancient texts and modern teachers speak of this connection, how can we come to experience it first hand?
At this time in history, using creativity to elevate awareness is at center stage, as is sharing and expanding the power of creativity through cooperative efforts. Connecting with teams, social groups, and/or communities which support and direct creative energy is a potent way to make the most of this year's solstice.